User:Hwang11/Language selection

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Interested languages: Hakka, Maithili, Fijian.

I would like to work with someone good at computers.

Hakka

Morphological Typology

Hakka is an analytic language. Hakka is in the Sino-Tibetan family, one of the Chinese languages, and Sino-Tibetan languages are generally analytic.

Basic Information

  • Speakers population: Total 47,825,550 Hakka speakers in all countries (L1: 47,824,550; L2: 1,000).
  • Locations: Southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and throughout the diaspora areas of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and many overseas Chinese communities around the world.
  • Language use: Mandarin Chinese.
  • Language status: Developing
  • Orthography:
    • Latin scripts (since mid-19 century): Pha̍k-fa-sṳ(白話字) uses a modified Latin alphabet and some diacritics for tones.
    • Traditional Han script (including ones unique to Hakka).
  • ISO: hak

Resources

  • Bible translation (from bible.is)
  • Wikipedia pages (8203)
  • Translation of The Little Prince

Maithili

Morphological Typology

Maithili is a fusional synthetic language. (http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~jtmanker/Morphological%20Typology%20-%20Spring%202016%20-%20Ling%20100%20Guest%20Lecture.pdf)

Basic Information

  • Speakers population: Total 34,085,000 Maithili speakers in all countries (L1: 33,890,000; L2: 195,000).
  • Locations: Northern and eastern India (Bihar state, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai), eastern Nepal.
  • Language use: Bengali [ben], Bhojpuri [bho], English [eng], Hindi [hin], Nepali [npi].
  • Language status: Provincial.
  • Orthography:
    • Devanagari script [Deva]: primary usage.
    • Kaithi script [Kthi]: used until the turn of the 20th century.
    • Newa script [Newa]: no longer in use, historic usage.
    • Tirhuta script [Tirh]: used until the turn of the 20th century.
  • ISO: mai

Resources

  • Bible translation (from bible.is)
  • Wikipedia pages (12251)

Fijian

Morphological Typology

Fijian is an Analytical language.

Basic Information

  • Speakers population: 339,210 native Fijian speakers; 320,000 second language users.
  • Locations: National language in Fiji.
  • Language use: English, Fiji Hindi.
  • Language status: Educational.
  • Orthography: Latin-based script.
  • ISO: fij

Resources

  • Bible translation (from bible.is)
  • Wikipedia pages (1964)

References

https://www.ethnologue.com/language/hak https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_Chinese https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mai https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maithili_language